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ancient

Documenting the rise and fall of populations through human poop

The city that vanished about 700 years ago presents a captivating question for archaeologists: What happened to the Mississippian people who built ...
Cancer will be the ‘single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy,’ report says

Cancer will be the ‘single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy,’ report says

The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 ...
earth

Earth’s carrying capacity and why the status quo ‘could be collectively suicidal’

The co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute has a cheery vision of the future. If only that vision were plausible ...
overpop

How can the human race survive? By overcoming biological urge to procreate

Physicist Stephen Hawking adds to a growing chorus of catastrophists in claiming that humans could face extinction in the next ...
Hunger

Global hunger challenge requires mix of high-tech, GM and organic methods

As the world's population booms, solutions are needed to feed an additional 2 billion humans by 2050. Can organic and ...
cq dam web

Genetic analysis shows lasting effects of caste system on health of modern Indians

Modern genetic analysis shows that India's caste system still has a significant affect on the health and biology of modern ...
Hunger

Stopping global hunger will require mix of high-tech, GM, organic methods

As the world's population booms, leaders are looking for solutions for feeding an additional 2 billion humans. Can organic and ...